IBM Services Signs Agreement with Lenovo Data Center Group to Increase Customer Care with Cognitive and Blockchain Solutions

Laura Laltrello

Laura Laltrello

ARMONK, N.Y., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it will support the customer experience of Lenovo's Data Center Group with Cognitive and Blockchain-powered field service solutions in over 200 countries worldwide.

The multi-year agreement continues to build on the IBM-Lenovo relationship that began in 2005.

Today's customer service demands have evolved to a current standard that is expected to seamlessly integrate various networks and deliver 24x7 connection with a high level of speed and accessibility. In fact, according to IBM's research, more than $1 trillion is spent on 265 billion customer service calls each year industry-wide, with 50% of those calls going unresolved. That data, compounded by a recent report, revealed that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year –up $13 billion since 2016.

This collaboration can help take customer care to the next level for Lenovo. When a customer connects with an agent for Lenovo's server, storage, or networking services, IBM's Virtual Assistant for Technical Support uses its natural language capabilities and contextual recognition to personalize the conversation. It is designed to ask targeted questions about service issues and obtain solution advice. It will also access key customer information, aligning to Lenovo's focus on driving a fast, effortless, and proactive customer support experience.

"The enterprise today is equipped with a host of new technology solutions built to offer customers unprecedented support and deliver a world-class customer experience," said Laura Laltrello [pictured], Vice President and General Manager, Lenovo Data Center Group. "We are looking forward to working with IBM to take the next step with our customers to deliver a personalized and seamless experience that ensures we continue to deliver industry leading customer satisfaction in data center support." More...